Statement of Intent
At Hill Top Primary, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and answer questions about the natural and human worlds, encouraging children to develop a greater knowledge of their world and their place in it. We aim to deliver a high-quality curriculum which inspires children's curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We intend to equip children with knowledge and skills that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. Our curriculum encourages children’s interest and understanding about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep knowledge of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
As Geography by nature is an outdoor topic, we endeavour to deliver as much Geography knowledge as possible outside of our classrooms. Our local area is an incredibly valuable tool in order to establish a curiosity for both human and physical geography and we are keen to access this resource wherever possible. Many year groups, particularly Key Stage One, enjoy lessons delivered in, or using resources from our local area and we believe this develops a personal, tangible link to what Geography is for our children.
Teachers use creative, collaborative and discussion based approaches to bring Geography alive and give children opportunities for new learning.
We enable children to embrace challenging activities and think critically about their impact as global citizens.
The assessment of geographical knowledge is ongoing, with formative assessment tools such as online quizzes and green-pen corrective work taking place regularly. When we begin a new topic, Knowledge Harvests are completed by children prior to teaching in order to establish a clear base of understanding from which to start from. When concluding a topic, these Knowledge Harvests are then edited to show where knowledge has developed throughout the topic.
- have a growing knowledge of the world and their place in it
- be inquisitive
- use a wider geographical vocabulary and language
- have developed their geographical skills of: evaluation, creativity, problem solving, enquiry, critical analysis
- be able to talk about the skills and knowledge they have learnt
Long Term Plans